Man Faces Criminal Charges After Allegedly Driving Drunk in Teaneck, Pulling Gun on New Jersey State Trooper
According to authorities, the NJ State Trooper saw the suspect commit several traffic offenses while driving on Route 80 West in Teaneck, NJ. The trooper then pulled over the suspect’s car.
While speaking with the driver, the suspect detected the odor of alcohol and determined that the suspect was probably intoxicated. So the trooper administered a series of field sobriety tests.
When the suspect reportedly failed the field sobriety tests, the trooper attempted to place him under arrest. At that point, the suspect allegedly tried to run away. The trooper chased the suspect and caught up to him on a highway median.
During a subsequent scuffle, the suspect allegedly took out a handgun and aimed it at the trooper. A second state trooper was able to wrestle the handgun away from the suspect.
According to authorities, the suspect then tried to flee once again, but police quickly apprehended him.
Police later found a .25-caliber handgun at the scene of the altercation, according to officials.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $250,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Charged After Allegedly Pulling Gun on State Trooper, Report Says.”